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Croydon South pop up park

Young boy jumping in a colourful playground

As the 20-Minute Neighbourhoods Place Activation Project comes to an end in Croydon South, Council is preparing to remove the temporary pop up park where locals have been able to reconnect and relax.

The pop-up park will be removed from the Eastfield Shops main carpark on Tuesday 21 September.

Have your say

In order to understand the impact of this project, we are inviting your feedback on the pop up park, and the range of activities, events, and opportunities for play.

We would like to hear your experiences and reflections, and welcome feedback on what you enjoyed most about the space, and what could be improved with similar projects in the future.

To provide feedback, please visit the YourSay website

About the 20-Minute Neighbourhoods

The 20-Minute Neighbourhood Pilot Program is a Victorian Government initiative giving people the ability to meet most of their daily needs within a 20-minute return walk from home, with access to safe cycling and local transport options.

The Pilot Program was launched to test the practical delivery of 20-minute neighbourhoods through place-based planning. 

Croydon South was one of three pilot sites selected by the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP) across metropolitan Melbourne. The project pilot concluded in March 2019; lessons from this were fed back into the current Croydon South Place Activation project which is being delivered from March 2021 to August 2021. Through the ongoing global experiences with COVID-19, there has been a renewed focus on supporting local living and the impact strong local networks and facilities play in creating resilient communities. 

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Tarralla Creek stencil paintings

These colourful and vibrant stencils by artist Carla Gottgens, draw upon the local geography of the Tarralla Creek.

Acting as wayfinding signs, they appear along the Tarralla Creek trail, the Eastfield Dog Park, Cheong Park, and Bayswater Road heading towards the Eastfield Shopping Centre. 

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Taking over the wall of SoulPod near The Mall is Neighbourhood Snap Shoot made up of photos of Croydon South locals sharing messages of what their community means to them.

The community photo shoot took place over two weekends. Over 50 photos were taken of locals - and their pets! - including long-time residents, business owners, local sporting heroes, school students and frequent visitors.

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More information

This project is funded by Department of Jobs, Precincts, and Regions and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to trial learnings from the 20-Minute Neighbourhood Pilot Program.

For further information on the events, contact Council's 20 Minute Neighbourhoods Strategic Planner and Program Coordinator on 1300 88 22 33 or email maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au.

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20/04/2021
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